“Days of the Week” preschool storytime

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – Busy Builders, Busy Week by Jean Reidy

Song: “Hammer and Saw” – Jim Gill

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
Source: King County Library System

Days of the Week
(Tune: The Addams Family)
Days of the Week (clap clap)
Days of the Week (clap clap)
Days of the week, days of the week
Days of the Week (clap clap)
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday
And then there’s Saturday
Days of the Week (clap clap)
Days of the Week (clap clap)
Days of the week, days of the week
Days of the Week (clap clap)

Book – Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Song: “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner

Chicken Fun
Chicken 1 and chicken 2
Let’s all do the chicken chew
bwak-bwak-bwak, bwak-bwak-bwak,
(strut around, flapping “wings” and squawking)
Chicken 2 and chicken 3
Let’s all climb the chicken tree…
Chicken 3 and Chicken 4
Let’s all shut the chicken door
Chicken 4 and chicken 5
Let’s all do the chicken jive!
Source: King County Library System

Five Eggs and Five Eggs
Five eggs and five eggs
And that makes ten
Sitting on top is mother hen
Cackle, cackle, cackle
And what do I see?
Ten fluffy chicks as yellow as can be
Source: Storytime Katie

Book- Monday is One Day by Arthur A. Levine

Felt Board – Mr. Lou’s Mustache

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
Mulberry bush, mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning
This is the way we wake up and stretch…
So early Monday morning…
This is the way we wash our hands…
So early Tuesday morning…
This is the way we brush our teeth…
So early Wednesday morning…
This is the way we comb our hair…
So early Thursday morning…
This is the way we put on our shoes…
So early Friday morning…
This is the way we eat our food…
So early Saturday morning…
This is the way we read a book…
So early Sunday morning…
Source: Storytime Source Page 

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Consistent routines, activities that happen at about the same time and in about the same way each day, provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children. Whether it is time to play, time for a snack, a nap, or a loved one to return, knowing what will happen next gives children security and emotional stability. It helps them learn to trust that caring adults will provide what they need. When children feel this sense of trust and safety, they are free to do their “work,” which is to play, explore, and learn.
Source: Zero to Three

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